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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 561 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$429K

2014

$496K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

5,374

2014

6,135

2015

5,978

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
ELIQUIS 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
XARELTO 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
RAMIPRIL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

15 10
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 38
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 33
AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
PRADAXA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 39
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
CHLORTHALIDONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 53
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
BRILINTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 55
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 71
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.